Far East Movement's gift to Matt Kemp
May, 23, 2012
By Far East Movement | ESPN.com
Courtesy of Far East Movement Matt Kemp shows off the massive "Matt Kemp 4 MVP" chain the group presented to him.Editor's Note: Los Angeles natives Far East Movement were invited to throw out the first pitch at a recent Dodgers game. Rapper Prohgress sends us this dispatch and photos from their big moment.
Growing up in downtown Los Angeles, we’ve always been hardcore Dodgers fans, from Orel Hershiser’s 59 scoreless innings to the lean few years we couldn’t win a playoff game, up to the exciting team we have now.
We’re either at the games (mostly right-field pavilion seats cuz they got the all-you-can-eat hot dogs) or rooting for the Dodgers while watching on TV. So it was a dream come true when they invited us to throw out the first pitch at a game against the Rockies during their homecoming week. We were Kirk Gibson fist-pumping in the "Dirty Bass" limo all the way to Chavez Ravine.
The day was definitely better than we ever could have imagined. Not only did we get to throw out the first pitch, but we also got to spend time on the field, chill in the Dodgers dugout, and even got to meet The Godfather himself, Tommy Lasorda.
We wanted to thank the Dodgers for hooking us up, so we decided that we would present them with a gift: The largest "Dirty Bass" chain we’ve ever created. With the help of Transparent Agency we made the “Matt Kemp for MVP” chain, a 14-inch-diameter piece with his face on it. It made perfect sense since "Dirty Bass" is all about bringing back that golden era of bass music and Matt is bringing back the golden era of Dodger sluggers.
It was definitely an experience we’ll never forget and hopefully we get to do it again soon. Maybe during the playoffs this year...
"Dirty Bass" outtttttttt.
Courtesy of Far East Movement The lifelong fans got to meet one of their heroes, former Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda.